Amazon.co.uk releases Grand Theft Auto 5 too early

16 Sep 201390 Views

There have been red faces at Amazon and Rock Star Games after it emerged that Amazon UK accidentally broke a strict embargo and released the game over the weekend to eager fans.

The eagerly awaited video game – made by Scottish brothers Dan and Sam Houser’s Rock Star Games – is believed to be the most expensively made game of all time, costing US$250m to make, and is expected to reap sales of US$1bn in the game’s first week on sale.

The game is set to be available tomorrow, 17 September.

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However, it emerged over the weekend that some fans were shipped copies over the weekend.

Rock Star Games is understood to be investigating the early sales, according to IGN.com.

High-street retail outlets received their copies of the game on Saturday with strict instructions not to begin selling before tomorrow.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years

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